With the State Government turning a blind eye to the detrimental effects of building large dams like the Tehri dam, the native fish species once found in abundance in the Bhagirathi river and its m

The committee was appointed by the ministry in October 2013 following a Supreme Court order.

At least 23 power projects should be scrapped in Uttarakhand, a high-level committee of the Environment Ministry has recommended while partly blaming hydro-power plants for the devastation caused by flash floods in the state last year.

Kedarnath was the worst hit in Uttarakhand in June 2013 tragedy.Dams and tunnels will wreck Uttarakhand, green activists have said all along. It's official now.

Successive state governments in Uttarakhand have pursued economic growth through industrialization without taking into account the fragility of the state’s mountains. A massive rain storm in June 2013 exposed the

उत्तराखंड तबाही के बाद प्रस्तावित पनबिजली परियोजनाओं का मामला

उत्तराखंड में आई जल तबाही को ध्यान में रखते हुए अलकनंदा और भागीरथी नदी पर प्रस्तावित 24 पनबिजली परियोजनाओं के प्रभाव का अध्ययन करने के लिए केंद्र सरकार ने विशेषज्ञ समिति गठित कर दी है। यह जानकारी केंद्र सरकार ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट में दाखिल किए गए ताजा हलफनामे में दी है। हालांकि, सरकार ने पर्यावरण और जैव विविधिता पर समग्र अध्ययन करके रिपोर्ट देने के लिए कोर्ट से 14 अप्रैल तक का समय और दिए जाने की मांग की है।

After the June 2013 floods and widespread destruction, the Uttarakhand government was widely criticised for illegal constructions and increasing hydro-power projects across its river beds.

The Himalayan mountain front is characterised by front parallel longitudinal valleys called Dun, that occupy the synformal troughs. The perennial glacial fed rivers Ganga and Yamuna experience first major gradient loss along the valley floor of Dehra Duyn and produce characteristic landforms and deposits by the gradational processes of streams that are often controlled by climate fluctuation.

Construction of hydro power projects in a planned manner is unlikely to interfere with stability of the Himalayas which offer maximum unexploited hydro power potential, says an expert.

The Association of Power Producers (APP), comprising leading power sector players, has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and direct the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF

The government has maintained that it would study the Supreme Court's ruling on hydel projects

At a time when the Uttarakhand government has launched a campaign to highlight its achievements in the media, the hydropower sector, a key growth driver in the hill state, has virtually been put on the backburner.

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